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Members of First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, California, protested the immigrant detention camps along the border, and particularly remembered the children who have died in U.S. custody. The congregation’s minister, the Rev. Vanessa Southern, said, “Nobody wants to see children suffer. . . . Once we rise up together then I think the sea of change will wash over this nation and we’ll be able to overturn some of the rules, pass some more legislation that’s more protective.” (KRON4, July 21)
The Rev. Sadie Landsdale, minister of the UU Church of Greensboro, North Carolina, recently helped facilitate a meeting of the Siembra NC Solidarity Committee, which supports the work Siembra NC does to protect immigrant communities. Speaking to new participants, Landsdale said, “You came because you’re feeling enraged; you came because you’re feeling helpless. . . . You know that change isn’t going to happen unless you put your shoulder to the wheel, and we hope that you leave with some emails, a plan of action, and more information than you had when you came in.” (Triad City Beat, July 18)
The UU Congregation of Central Nassau, New York, was one of many UU congregations that held a “Lights for Liberty” event. Elizabeth Gonzalez, the congregation’s worship arts chair, thanked attendees “for being here for Lights for Liberty, to take a stand against the horrific atrocities and human rights violations that are being carried out in our name right now.” (Long Island Weekly, July 17)
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The Rev. Heather Christensen wrote The Interdependent Web, UU World's weekly guide to Unitarian Universalist blogs, from 2011 until 2020. She lives with her two young children in Bellingham, Washington.
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